International Trade Day in Buffalo, NY

Nov 14, 2018 08:15AM - Nov 14, 2018 01:00PM
Buffalo, New York


Border Briefing, Workshops & Networking with 50+ Can-Am Border Officials

FREE Event Hosted by US Customs & Border Protection with support from Consulate General of Canada, US Department of State, The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada

8:15 – 9am   
Continental breakfast – RSVP 

9:00 – 10am     
Can-Am Border Improvements Leadership Briefing Panel
Rose Brophy, Director, Buffalo Field Office, US Customs & Border Protection
Richard Comerford, Regional Director General, Southern Ontario Region, Canada Border Services Agency
Moderator: Kenneth A. Manning, Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP & Chair, Buffalo & Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

10:15 – 11am
Concurrent Workshops Track 1
Workshop A:  Importing Goods 101 - Best Practices for Moving Cargo  -including e-Manifest, e-commerce, trade requirements, etc.
Workshop B:   Business Immigration 101 – Best Practices for Crossing the Border
Cyril Joseph, Program Manager, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Rich Misztal, Program Manager, US Customs & Border Protection
Workshop C:   US Food & Drug Administration – Overview/Updates for 2018

11:15 – noon
Workshops Track 2
Workshop D: Centers for Excellence and Expertise – Latest News/Updates on Duties, Tariffs, Antidumping, Allegations & Enforcement Actions to Move Goods Across the Border
Workshop E: Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Updates, Reports, etc. 
Workshop F: American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCHAM) Information Session (Invitation Only) 

12:15 – 1 pm
Workshops Track 3
Workshop G:  Protecting America, You, Your Food Supply from Destructive & Invasive Pests, Diseases & Pathways - CBP Agriculture Specialists & US Department of Agriculture Representatives
Workshop H:  Supply Chain Security – Improving the Security of Company Supply Chains, Responsibilities & Next Steps
Workshop I: US Food & Drug Administration – Overview/2018 Issues & Updates 

Border Officials will be at tables to answer specific questions

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Personnel
Import and Entry Specialists                             
Cargo Inspection Officers
Agriculture Specialists                                       
CBP Trusted Traveler Program
Homeland Security Investigations                     
National Account Managers

ABI - Automated Border Interface Client Representatives
C-TPAT - Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Supply Chain Specialists
ACE – Automated Commercial Environment Trade Transformation Office
Centers of Excellence and Expertise – Auto, Agriculture, Apparel, Base Metals, Consumer Product, Electronics, Industrial Materials, Machinery, Petroleum,  Pharmaceuticals

Other US Government Agencies
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
US Small Business Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Canada Border Services Agency
Canada Food Inspection Agency

For more information, Jessica.Rupert@CBP.DHS.GOV





About the Organizer

US Customs & Border Protection
US Customs & Border Protection with support from Consulate General of Canada, US Department of State, The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada